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SXSW: Kanye West x Jay-Z Surprise Concert

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Hip hop kings will grace SXSW stage Wednesday The Watch the Throne duo Kanye West and Jay-Z have been announced by Samsung to be the opening act of the tech company’s SXSW four-day concert series that is starting this Wednesday night. The two haven’t been on stage together in two years and are sure to run the […]

Jersey Teen Sues Parents For Financial Support

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Honor student forces parents to pay college tuition This child has the game completely messed up! Let me break the case down for you guys before I get on my soapbox. Rachel Canning, an honor student at Morris Catholic High School in New Jersey, is claiming that her parents threw her out a few days […]

Slick Rick Gears Up For 19-City Tour

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Hip hop storyteller announces 19-city tour In celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ’89 debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Slick Rick has announced that he is going on a 19-city tour. The London rapper is widely known and highly regarded in the hip hop community as a legendary storyteller with songs such as “Children’s Story” […]

How Could You Hate Lupita Nyong’o?

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Tumblr, MediaTakeOut takes Lupita Oscar win hard The gorgeous and amazing 31-year old Kenyan actress is still on the high of winning her first Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday. This win also allowed her to become the 7th black woman to won an Oscar and also […]

Designer Tom Ford Talks Jay-Z Track

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Goes on Rap Translator to understand MCHG track, visits Jimmy Kimmel Fashion designer, Tom Ford, recently had the chance to explain his initial reaction to Jay’z Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Tom Ford” when he visited Jimmy Kimmel. How did the designer take the track entitled with his very own name? “Well I know him,” Ford said of […]

Casey Veggies ‘Whip’s It’ Through Cali

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Casey Veggies gives California Love Casey Veggies shows some love to his hood in his new visual for “Whip It.” The “Whip It” track is a single off of his recent 13-track Life Changes mixtape. The visual captures Casey in his hood in Inglewood, California riding around to this smooth, relaxing joint. I should also add that about […]

Fall In Love with Phantogram

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Visual dropped for ‘Fall In Love’ Greenwich, New York duo Phantogram have dropped a visual for their “Fall In Love” track. The Barbara Mason “I’m Ready”-sampled track is the first single that they have dropped from their new studio album effort Voices. It should be mentioned that Phantogram just got finished OWNING Jimmy Kimmel Live about week […]

Justin Bieber First To Make A Billion

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Bieber’s “Baby” Hits A Billion, Vevo In spite of all the bad news that has been surrounding Justin Bieber as of late, he definitely has a reason to be celebrating right now. Justin’s biggest hit ‘Baby’ has recently broken a record. As of Monday, his video for the single has become the first video on […]

President Obama Owes Run D.M.C.

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VH1’s ‘The Tanning Of America’ shows connection from birth of hip hop to Obama presidency According to Steve Stoute, there is a direct line between the birth of hip hop in the Boogie Down Bronx and the White House where President Barack Obama is currently serving his second term. He revealed this lineage on the […]

Coldplay Take Notes From Beyoncé And Drop An Unexpected Track

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Band release new track ‘Midnight’  Coldplay seems to have grabbed some goodies from the Beyoncé playbook. At midnight last night, they dropped a single  and visual without any kind of notice. The track is entitled “Midnight” and is a very ambient, peaceful electronic release from the British rock band. The band hasn’t released anything since their 2011 […]

Sol Galeano: Oye Mi Canto

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New Orleans Soul, Beauty, and Flow Enter Sol Galeano. A 21-year old femcee from the city of New Orleans or as she would say it “…the city where the demons hold our head under water…”. She’s a mix between Queen Latifah (because of the royalty that she speaks with), Lauryn Hill (because she can either sing her soul, rap […]

Lorde x Disclosure At The Brit Awards

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The two team up for ‘Royals’ track The audience of the 2014 Brit Awards were up for a surprise when England group Disclosure and New Zealand born Lorde teamed up to do a remix of Lorde’s single ‘Royals’. Everything from the stage, the music, and the feel of the music intertwined the two entities together. […]

ScHoolboy Q Fans Need To Visit Target For ‘Oxymoron’

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Target version features  A$AP Rocky assisted track If you were looking to get Schoolboy Q’s “Californication” track off of Oxymoron, you might need to change the location that you’re copping the album from. According to Target, the deluxe edition of Oxymoron will feature two exclusive joints. Even though the tracks have not been identified, judging […]

Ari Lennox: Ariology

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Ariography EP serves as soulful, relaxation music Ari Lennox, DC born and raised singer/songwriter, dropped the link for her newest project entitled Ariography EP on Facebook last month. I’m just now hearing it and I’m thoroughly pleased. If I were to compare Ari’s voice to anybody, it would be a difficult pick. She’s definitely in her own league, but in […]

‘Rare Portraits’ of Talib Kweli

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Emcee drops visual for Gravitas single Do you all know how long Kweli has been rocking the mic? Maybe he can you understand his lengthy career in the game. Talib Kweli dropped the visual for his joint “Rare Portraits” today. The song itself is off of Kweli’s newest album Gravitas which dropped this past December. If you […]

Rudimental Takes Us ‘Home’

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London group set to perform at Bonnaroo 2014 I’ve spent the last few weeks listening to different groups and artists from overseas. I’m constantly telling the people around me that there is something brewing overseas. I’ve spent the last few weeks listening to different groups and artists from overseas. I’m constantly telling the people around me […]

Hip Hop Talk: State Of Hip Hop

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How We Let The Hip Hop Culture Slip When’s the last time you heard a track with actual substance? Better yet, when’s the last time you heard a track with actual substance, lyrics, and a message in mainstream in a large amount? Go ahead, I’ll wait… *Jay-Z voice*. It seems like nobody wants to actually think […]

Queen Bey Holds It Down

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In the midst of success of new album, knocking on the door of $200 million All hail the Queen Bey! Pop superstar Beyonce has been doing the unimaginable lately. First, she dropped her self-titled Beyonce album, which got 617,000 in first week sales, without notice. Second, her album is currently the first album to spend […]

Something Brewing Overseas…

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London crooner Sampha & His ‘Dual’ Personality London has been catching my ear lately with this wave of new music. It’s like they’re stuck in some universe that has 80s elements, 90s soul, and a futuristic spin on it all. I digress. Why did no one tell me about this Artist?! I initially heard him […]

Tariq Nasheed Reveals Our Hidden Colors

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Documentary ‘Hidden Colors 2’ unveils black history This week, I got the opportunity to see the second installment of the Hidden Colors documentary. I thought that the first one couldn’t be top, but I was definitely proven wrong. I have to commend Tariq Nasheed on delivering such an enlightening product to our people. This documentary […]